Chandigarh, April 8: Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal while reiterating State Government’s commitment to ensuring hassle-free and time-bound procurement said that all those Arhtiyas whose Commission and Labour wage amount is pending since last procurement season will get interest for the delayed amount.
“The process of payment of interest will start from Friday itself and Arhtiyas have been asked to get their accounts verified. Necessary directions for the same have been issued to the Food and Civil Supplies Department,” said the chief minister.
He said this while presiding over the review meeting of Rabi Procurement process held with all the Deputy Commissioners and officers concerned through video conferencing here today. Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala and Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Minister, J.P. Dalal was also present.
The Chief Minister said that recently a meeting with Arhtiyas was held in which important issues were discussed and State Government had assured them that they would not face any problem during the procurement. In the meeting, Deputy Commissioners apprised the Chief Minister that smooth procurement was being done in the Mandis. The Chief Minister directed that regular talks should be held with the Arhtiyas so as to ensure that they did not face any problem.
He directed the Deputy Commissioners to ensure that farmers do not face any trouble in bringing their crops to the Mandis. Proper arrangement for gate pass, computers, drinking water and toilets should be ensured.
Among those present included Chief Secretary, Mr Vijai Vardhan, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Mr D. S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mr Sanjeev Kaushal, Additional Chief Secretary, Power Department, Mr P. K. Das, Additional Chief Secretary, Environment and Climate Change Department, Smt. Dheera Khandelwal, Additional Chief Secretary, Mines and Geology Department, Mr T. C. Gupta, Additional Chief Secretary, Development and Panchayats Department, Mr Amit Jha, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Mr S. N. Roy, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department.
By Y.S. RANA
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